Campus News

Talk by successful entrepreneur Mr. Nagi Rao

Mr. Nagi Rao is a well- established entrepreneur and the Founder of SI Holdings Sysinformation Healthcare India Pvt., Ltd., a company that specializes in back office operations of the US health care industry. Mr. Nagi Rao explained how it is necessary to focus and arrive at an action plan. He emphasized on learning a little about a lot and a lot about a little, so that the person becomes a well groomed professional. He also showed how it is possible to connect with people using the networking tools. The talk was organized as a part of Induction Program for the new batch of PGDM 2016-18 on June 17, 2016 at the Institute Auditorium.

Success Story of Microfinance by Mr. B. Trishuli

As an experienced functionary in the area of Microfinance, Mr. B. Trishuli, Zonal Head – HC (South), Janalakshmi Financial Services, Bangalore, explained the process of lending, and recovery of loans and illustrated the associated risks on June 17, 2016 to the new batch of PGDM 2016-18. Mr. Trishuli narrated the success story of Janalakshmi Financial Services Company and thw work that has gone in behind building up the organization. He also touched upon the extent and reach of the company, and also the methodology of distribution of loans, and recovery.

Alumni Meet of Hyderabad Chapter

Refreshing old memories, strengthening linkage with the corporate world, belongingness among group, feel of proud, sharing achievement with beloved teacher, all these packed together at SDMites Alumni Meet held at Lemon Tree Hotel in Hyderabad on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The Hyderabad Chapter of SDMites enjoyed the memorable moment with Director and Finance teacher Dr. N.R. Parasuraman. ​

2-Day Workshop on Research Methodology

Dr. S.G. Prapulla, Chief Scientist & Head, Microbiology and Fermentation Technology Dept. CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, was the Chief Guest of the valedictory program of the 2- Day Research Methodology workshop scheduled during June 10 & 11, 2016. In her brief address, Dr. Prapulla appreciated the participants for taking up the research projects, and suggested that research improves their ability  to make an impression in their field. She informed the participants about the fellowships available, particularly to the women researchers. She also gave several tips about research work and encouraged the participants to do sustain their research activities and enrich the field. The participants interacted well with the Chief Guest and received valuable inputs from her.
 
Dr. Sunil, the Program Coordinator, prosed a vote of thanks and Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Dean -Academics, presented a memento to the distinguished Chief Guest.

Business Landscape Course 2016

A Business Landscape course for PGDM 15-17 batch commenced on June 6, 2016. The course has been designed to sensitize the students to general awareness topics of contemporary interest and also to the broad vistas of strategy and leadership. Separate sessions for this week long program are scheduled which includes discussions on analysis of companies, data science, and International trade & relationship. The panel discussion on topics relate to economy, fiscal policy, government initiatives, startups, and employment,  Having a faculty expert and student volunteers as panel members will bring in different dimensions for discussion.

MDP on Inferential Statistics in Research

Decision making using the data is seen as one of the important aspects in today’s research. A researcher who wishes to propose new results through research, looks for a scientific method that enables him to check whether his hypotheses are true or false. Statistical inference is one such branch of statistics which has got pool of methods that can be used to draw appropriate inferences regarding the hypotheses framed. One problem that a researcher faces is to select an appropriate method based on the objectives, from the pool of method available. He needs to know the assumptions associated with each method and also should know how to check the assumptions associated, using appropriate testing methods. It needs a formal training and guidance for the same. Taking this need as a motivation, an MDP has been designed for the researchers titled “Inferential statistics in research” at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), on June 4th, 2016.

MDP on Dimensions of Leadership

Leadership dimensions are once again at the forefront of discussion and debate in management fora. This has been due to the fast paced changes that are taking place in the business environment and the need for building organisations that can overcome these challenges. A one-day MDP on 'Dimensions of Leadership' was offered on June 1 & 2, 2016 by Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor - Marketing and Prof. S.N. Prasad, Professor - OB & HR, with an objective to give insights into conceptual dimensions of leadership; introduce leadership skills required in organisations; develop a perspective of functional area leadership; discuss issues in formulating leadership responses; introduce the Concepts of Moral, Conscious and Resonant Leadership; and to give insight into the interface between leadership and society.